Corporate Social Responsibility

Circular Economy: Product and packaging design

Circular design is fundamental to our ability to implement a circular economy, both now and into the future. Our circular design strategy spans five focus areas, which address our most material impacts.

Conversation with a networking prodigy

Valery Linkov built his first radio at age six, assembled his first computer at 12, won a national competition at age 18, and today, at 21, is a Cisco Networking Academy instructor. Valery was interested in computers as far back as he can remember – but living in his hometown of Moscow, Russia made it challenging for him to access to the necessary tools or equipment. I had an opportunity to talk with Valery to learn what makes him tick, why he’s so passionate about teaching, and what excites him about the future of networking.

People Behind CSR at Cisco: How it’s made matters

Maria Gorsuch-Kennedy leads the Supply Chain Social and Environmental Responsibility team at Cisco. She shares how supply chain sustainability is an essential element in Cisco's purpose to power an inclusive future for all where everyone can thrive.

More than words: A discussion with Shari Slate, Cisco’s Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer

Cisco's Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer, Shari Slate, leads a conversation about Cisco’s Social Justice Beliefs and Our Commitment to Action.

Data Privacy Day: Advice and insights from security engineer & Networking Academy alumnus

Last year was the worst year on record for data breaches with 36 billion records exposed globally, and nearly 3,000 publicly reported breaches in the first three quarters. On Data Privacy Day, we look at how data is used to understand why data privacy is so important. I turned to Billy Anglin, Cisco Networking Academy alumnus and security engineer to learn more about this critical topic.

Why trust and responsibility are key CSR issues for Cisco

Our business—and our world—are undergoing rapid change. As we evolve in response to emerging customer needs, we’ll continue to connect everything securely, privately, and responsibly, so that anything is possible.

Empowering and reskilling our workforce for an inclusive future

Cisco Networking Academy is the world’s largest and longest-running corporate social responsibility program, training 12.6 million people in digital skills over 23 years in 180 countries. During this past year, 2.3 million students participated in Cisco Networking Academy, bringing our total since inception in 1997 to 12.6 million students.

Cisco Greenhouse: Fostering a renewed interest in the environment

For employees who are interested in connecting with their peers on environmental sustainability, Cisco makes it easy to pick up new tips, hobbies, and skills through our internal employee engagement platform called Cisco GreenHouse.

A purpose that includes everyone: A conversation with Cisco’s SVP of Corporate Affairs Tae Yoo

Cisco's Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Tae Yoo, explains in our latest Impact Report how corporate social responsibility connects to our new purpose to power an Inclusive Future for all.

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